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Bloganuary #27: Solitude Is It Overrated?

I live at home with my husband and have as much solitude as I need or want. I can go for a walk or sneak into the office for a few hours of undisturbed blogging. Life is great!

#Thursday Trios

Hosted by Carol Cormier known to bloggers as Mama Cormier.

During one those weeks, where I enjoyed company, my roommate Jamie Beck and I were so busy that we had no time for solitude. We were at a Teachers’ Institute at Colonial Williamsburg. We were on the go from 7:00 am for breakfast, and our activities ended at 9:00 pm. Sometimes she stayed out later than I did giving me a few minutes to look at all our pictures. We shared pictures. Here are some that I don’t think I’ve ever shared on my blog.

One of those wigs may look like George Washington for a reason. He frequented this shop. Your guess is as good as mine regarding the first item with three buckles at the bottom.

The bottom two pictures also work for Ludwig’s Monday Windows

Coming Up on Always Write

  • Tuesday, February 8 – KL Caley’s new story, “Handle with Caution.” You can check out all the stories on my Story Chat page.
  • PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) every Friday
  • WQW (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) every Wednesday.
  • Various Photo and Writing Challenges mixed in and double dipped.

Now It’s Your Turn

Are you participating in Bloganuary? How about Thursday Trios?

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  1. The last couple of years have been an extended quiet; and lots of opportunity for solitude. While I appreciate the less hectic pace of life and the opportunities for reflection, my social skills are seriously rusty.

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    • Those came from a place you would love to visit called Colonial Williamsburg. When Virginia was still a colony, most of the founding fathers met in Williamsburg. It was the location of the college and the seat of the government. The Foundation has maintained the town as it was, and actors work full time to play roles of the townspeople of the 1770s. At the Teacher Institute, we spent a week there and went to classes, to the settlement in Jamestown, where there are also reenactors. We visited a tobacco farm, spent time in the taverns talking politics of the day. Acted parts in a debate in the House. (I was a rich farmer.) We played a part all week long and collected research on our person. Mine was Clementina Rind, an influential female editor. We learned to dance, set a table, went to court where a Baptist pastor was on trial for going against the Chruch of England. My roommate played the part of the pastor. It was a fabulous experience.

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  2. Hi Marsha – I am not joining in with bloganuary (wish I could but had a monster-busy month over here)
    but I enjoyed your throwback to Williamsburg and love our roommate’s photo through the window – so unique and really give the inside and outside vibe of that historic place.
    I live less than an hour from Williamsburg and many years ago we used to take guests there for a nice visit. Not anymore, but I have a special trip with my mother-n-law and this last year sent her a card from Williamsburg – it had a recipe inside for an old stew – and the cover had one of the historic buildings – cool set of cards.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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